Driverless Recycling Truck Barrels into Oakland Beauty Salon

Customers getting their hair done at a beauty salon in Oakland were startled Friday when a driverless recycling truck crashed into the store.

A little before 11 a.m., A California Waste Solutions truck crossed Telegraph Avenue and slammed into the Glama Rama Salon & Gallery storefront.

Witnesses say the driver had stepped out of the truck when the brakes failed, making the truck roll. The truck barreled into Glama Rama Salon which was full of customers at the time.

According to the Mercury News, the truck rolled across the street after stopping at a fortune-teller's shop.

The investigation is still underway but it appears to police that the truck's brakes were set at the time of the indicent. No one was hurt in the crash.

NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez contributed reporting.

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